La Marchande de Violettes


Jean-Emile Laboureur (1877-1943), La Marchande de Violettes, etching, 1914, signed in pencil lower left and numbered (33/35) lower right [also signed and dated in the plate lower right].  Reference: Sylvan Laboureur 132, only state, from the edition of 35.  Printed in black ink on a greenish tinged laid ledger paper (with a V watermark), with the ledger lines still showing (visible on the right and left platemarks), in excellent condition, the full sheet with wide margins, 10 1/2 x 8 3/4, the sheet 18 1/16 x 12 1/2 inches.

A very fine impression, on this unusual paper, particularly effective given the contrast of the black ink and greenish tinge of the paper.

La Marchande de Violettes is one of the early  – and among the most striking and successful – cubist-influenced prints Laboureur created in the period 1913-14.